April 28, 29, 30 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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2017 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Allison Eklund

Friday, April 28

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Saturday, April 29

Cattle Barn Speaker Area

Equine Nonprofit Development: Raising the Bar

Minnesota equine attorney Allison Eklund recently helped form new charitable foundations for the Minnesota Horse Council and MQHA. In this presentation, she will explain the kinds of opportunities that a nonprofit might explore by forming an affiliated organization. She will describe and field questions about the new Foundations and about business development ideas for nonprofits. She will offer step-by-step guidance to the formation, maintenance, and success of tax-exempt entities specific to the horse industry. Whether your interest is in growing an existing organization or starting a new one, this presentation will offer invaluable practical insights.

Allison Fabyanske Eklund has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1998. She started Eklund Law, PC in 2007 to combine professional experience with personal interest in horses and contacts in the horse industry. Her exposure to a broad variety of legal issues supports a diverse solo practice focusing on equine public policy and business law as well as estate planning and legacy-lands. Since 2006, Ms. Eklund has offered award-winning estate planning presentations for landowners in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Extension. Her experience in equine land use issues has led to successes in Minnesota tax court, zoning and conditional use permit disputes. As attorney and registered lobbyist for the Minnesota Horse Council, Ms Eklund has been instrumental in passing property
tax, land use, and agricultural legislation favorable to horse owners and equine businesses.


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